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Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 03:35 PM
realfinkployd Decided to mount the antenna on the front hood with a Diamond NMO mount, works great.
12-19-2014 03:33 PM
Originally Posted by Sccafire View Post
TeraFlex does not make an antenna mount for behind the tail light for JKU. TeraFlex does make a mount for the JK/JKU that mounts to the spare tire carrier.
Yeah, I have a cb antenna mounted there (not ideal, but it is top loaded and I only use it for group trail rides). I'm leaning to a front hood mount for my 2m.
12-19-2014 02:38 PM
Sccafire TeraFlex does not make an antenna mount for behind the tail light for JKU. TeraFlex does make a mount for the JK/JKU that mounts to the spare tire carrier.
12-19-2014 11:03 AM
dashaund Check out Teraflex CB antenna mount that mounts behind the taillight. Works great for me and others. Easy and clean. I have mine paired with an IC-2100H and a Hustler SF-2.

| TeraFlex Suspensions
12-16-2014 12:22 AM
realfinkployd Finally mounting my IC2100 in my JKU. Anyone have any recommendations on a good antenna mount? I'm thinking something off the cowl on the drivers side or possibly that license plate mount I see advertised for CB antennas.
12-11-2014 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by etkal View Post
Whereabouts? I lived in Rochester for several years, kinda miss it, except for the winter part...

That's where I'm at....
12-10-2014 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by OldJeepDude View Post
kc0jkp, SE Mn
Whereabouts? I lived in Rochester for several years, kinda miss it, except for the winter part...

12-08-2014 08:47 PM
OldJeepDude kc0jkp, SE Mn
12-08-2014 06:31 PM
jeepnham n8lza, Cleveland. 3months from being QCWA eligible
02 TJ x. AKA. Landshark...
12-07-2014 04:54 PM
Mudcat01 KC9THL here in southern Indiana.
12-07-2014 02:00 PM
Iceman KK4MQN Russell Darlington, SC Just upgraded to General a couple weeks ago!!
12-07-2014 01:08 AM
JustinAppleseed Hello from West/Central Texas

12-06-2014 01:41 PM
PhyzzX KC7JBV checking in!
11-22-2014 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by realfinkployd View Post
KB3LYB - buying my first jeep today
Ha, I got my Technician license after getting my first Jeep upon realizing that a 4W CB in really deep woods might be slightly insufficient compared to a 50W mobile. I had thought about getting my license back in the late 70s but never followed through until now. Next stop General this winter!
11-22-2014 10:57 AM
realfinkployd KB3LYB - buying my first jeep today
11-17-2014 11:35 PM
ukfan1976 KF4CHW here. Licensed since 1995, picked up my General back in the spring. Yeasu FT857D rig. Just got a 2015 JKU, looking for a good installation setup for both the rig and an HF antenna. Feel free to PM me with ideas

11-17-2014 06:43 PM
Zed KC3AUV here. I'm a general class operating a 2m rig in my jeep. Have it mounted in the driver footwell. Cb is in the passenger footwell. Cb goes to a firestik and ham goes to NMO mount on the passenger side of the hood.

Working on learning morse code so I can do more QRP out in the remote areas where I like to off-road.
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
bruuuuce AB0TL - I have been a ham since 1994, my wife is also in the hobby. I currently own and am the control operator for the 146.835 2m Repeater, formally also had the 444.400 repeater. For two years I owned and operated a small ham radio store here in SE Missouri where I sold antennas, coax, fittings, Ramsey Kits, Heil Microphones, Might Fine Junk (MFJ) and lots of Wouxon radios.

Right now in the Jeep I run and Icom Dual Band (2m/440) radio. Radio is under the driver seat, with control head under the HVAC controls and the Antenna on the 3rd break light.

11-17-2014 06:02 PM
Originally Posted by kurtvl View Post
Passed my Technician exam Saturday, just waiting on my callsign. I've got a Baofeng UV-5R+ to start with but eventually I'm planning on getting something dedicated for the Jeep.
Congrats and 73 de KF4WKV
11-17-2014 05:04 PM
kurtvl Passed my Technician exam Saturday, just waiting on my callsign. I've got a Baofeng UV-5R+ to start with but eventually I'm planning on getting something dedicated for the Jeep.
11-08-2014 09:33 PM
Hotsparks Welcome, from N4DMW
11-08-2014 07:38 AM
Hilldweller KM4EIZ, 2m/70cm HT right now and shopping for a 2m to put in the Jeep.
Also have a cb/ssb big Cobra
11-07-2014 08:28 AM
harleydog1 Jim Kb8wln checking in.. Getting my first one today a 2013 and will be around here quite a bit..
11-06-2014 12:40 PM
Originally Posted by Big Dog 55 View Post

Still looking for wiring/mounting ideas.
Wiring/mounting for what radio in what vehicle?

11-05-2014 11:50 PM
Big Dog 55 KD9ACM

Still looking for wiring/mounting ideas.
10-30-2014 06:59 PM
Hotsparks Welcome from N4DMW.
10-29-2014 08:48 AM
sparky ^ Yep, radio is a black box with wires. Nobody know what it is. Dual band radios that can do V/V, V/U, and U/U are nice. That means they can be set to do two 2M frequencies, or two 440 at the same time, as well as one of each. Not all can. There are also two band radios. These are one frequency at a time but can be used on 2M or 440.

The digital is interesting and is growing but a big step up in price.

Repeaterbook also has an app that works very nice. It uses the phones GPS and gives you the repeaters near your location. Shows everything you need, frequency, PL tone, distance and direction, call sign. It lets you filter just the bands you want, and it's free.
10-28-2014 07:35 PM
New Jeep The transceiver is under the passenger seat, the head is on a removable mount on the dash top, the microphone goes with the head and the antenna can be unscrewed. So far no problems with anything getting swiped. I suspect most thieves don't know what they are looking at. No real money in swiping CB's anymore and most of those guys will think the antenna is for a CB. At least that is my hope. There are pictures of my installation somewhere on this forum.
By the way I have a dual band, but usually run both channels on 2 meter. One set to the repeater frequency and the other to either the calling frequency or to a frequency to talk to an HT. That way my wife can tell me how to drive even when she is outside the Jeep. ;-)
10-28-2014 06:14 PM
somegeek I like the idea of having a control head I can stash when not in use. Also I've been checking out for local repeaters. Seems 144/440 would cover most. There are some 220s but not sure it's worth it to me for the $.

What do you guys to do hide your installs or do you not have to worry about theft much? The idea of parking my jeep in the woods for a few days while I backpack makes me do my best to leave as little as possible visible incentive for folks to break in. :/

Thanks for the replies.
10-28-2014 06:11 PM
msa1798 Also consider if you want to play with digital stuff like D-star or W.I.R.E.S. The two do not work together. D-star is Icom and W.I.R.E.S. is Yaesu. D-star is here now and there are quite a few repeaters with D-star access. W.I.R.E.S. is about to take off with some recent price drops made by Yaesu. One last thing buy the A.R.R.L. Repeater book and see what is in your area and the places you travel to most. Sometimes it is better to save your pennies for more radio now than wish you had bought more radio later. 73 de KF4WKV
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